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hacke-mate
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FSB-Czech-Mate
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mitamata
mitamata
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checkandmate98
checkandmate98
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  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #50 - Askew in Skewers

    Professor: Welcome back! Zephyr: Thank you, Professor. We welcome your welcome. Professor: I hope you enjoyed our class barbecue last week. Thomas: I know I did. Lucian: Me too. The hot dogs and hamburgers were great. Rachel: I also like... | Read More

  • Don't Lose Trying Too Hard to Win

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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jul 11, 2014

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  • Clash of Champions: Steinitz vs Lasker

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  • An Amateur "Immortal"

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    • Did the Soviets Collude? A Statistical Analysis of Championship Chess 1940-64

      http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=905612 Did the Soviets Collude? A Statistical Analysis of Championship Chess 1940-64 Charles C. Moul (Miami University) and John V. Nye (George Mason University), 2006 Abstract We expand the s... | Read More

    • How is this insufficient material to win?

      How is this a draw by insufficiant material? I had sacrificed tons of pieces for time and he had run out. | Read More

      • condor12
      • | Jul 11, 2014
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      • | 1 comment
    • Near Perfect Game!

      Hey friends! Tonight, I played a championship game at my club.  I was up against a chap named Josh and I have to win to maintain 3rd position, half a point behind 2nd and only one point behind 1st.  This is the penultimate round.  Time control... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jul 11, 2014
      • | 542 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Getting cooked by Swedish chefs

      Yeh I know, I need new material. But come on, I love this guy. My tournament in Växjö (pronounced "Vair-kshh", as I was quizzed on by the organisers in the opening ceremony) was not an overwhelming success. I finished middle of the field on a... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Jul 11, 2014
      • | 603 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Piece Activity + Initiative vs. Greed and "Psychological Initiative"

      I'll need to write an article on this soon.It's funny how the key difference between beginners and intermediate players is the ability to keep your pieces safe.Then as an intermediate we learn openings and strategy.Many players get stuck in this p... | Read More


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  • Fool's Mate

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    Fool's mate, also known as the "two-move checkmate," is the quickest possible checkmate in the game of chess. One example consists of the moves leading to the position shown... There are eight slight variations on the pattern — White might p... Read More »

  • scholar's mate on f7,f2

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    Scholar's mate is easy to remember-1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qxf7#. Is it easy to defend? Yes! Come back on 'More Ways To Win'. This is a bad opening, don't play it. It's only for beginners. Read More »

  • Mating Patterns

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    Hi! This is Chessking47 (or CK47) writing about Mating Patterns. First, Anastasia's Mate.              I hope you enjoyed that cute mate. Now, the mate can be applied more strikingly. Combine decoy and clearance sacrifice. ... Read More »

  • endgame positions

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    Most endgame positions are tough.You should play easy endgames first.2 rook  or 2 queens are the easiest.More difficult is Q&K mate and the rook and king mate.Even more tough is the pawn and king mate.This is the last and the difficultest par... Read More »

  • Checkmate

    • 68 Reads
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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »